"Civil rights" — arbitrarily defined — has become the new theocracy that supplants the much-lauded democracy. Behold what contradictions result when the pretended rights of man displace the real rights of God, the natural law, the traditional laws of these United States and their antecedents in Christian Europe, and, as David Berman said last night, "6,000 years of history"!
Details from the Sentinel:
But the dwindling numbers didn’t tamp down a lively discussion on both articles.
The marriage article passed, 58-33.
Before the vote, Richmond resident David Berman told voters to look at the article not on one side of the gay marriage issue or the other, but as a chance for voters to weigh in for themselves, rather than through elected officials.
“The Legislature has continually decided not to let people speak on this important issue, so what this is is a nonbinding resolution that simply says to the Legislature, ‘It’s our opinion that you should let the people vote and have a say on this issue,’ ” Berman said.
Resident Joshua Jarvis disagreed, saying a citizen referendum would be a chance to take away people’s hard-earned rights.
“People have been struggling in pain and they have finally gotten their own right to live the way they want to,” he said. “We have people vying to take their rights and that’s what giving the vote to people would be.
“It has been taken away in California, it has a chance of being taken away here.”